Castro Theatre

Top choice cinema in The Castro & Noe Valley

The Mighty Wurlitzer organ rises from the orchestra pit before evening performances and the audience cheers for the Great American Songbook, ending with: 'San Francisco open your Golden Gate/You let no stranger wait outside your door…' If there's a cult classic on the bill – say, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? – expect participation. Otherwise, crowds are well behaved and rapt.